Sunday, 24 July 2011

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2011 Challenges #1 - 5

Today Papertrey Ink are hosting a Stamp-A-Faire in Cincinatti, but due to work I physically couldn't get there in time, so I'm playing along with the challenges on Nichole's blog instead. There will be 10 challenges in all, but I doubt I will get to do them all because of the time difference. They all need to be uploaded by 11:59 EST and that's 5am over here and I'll be fast asleep by then!

Challenge #1 was to create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements. I used the gorgeous Guide Lines II to make the two strips on this card. I also used Mojo Sketch Challenge #200, CC330 to use Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango and PTI Princess Leah's challenge to make a card/project to give to someone within the next week. I need some thank you cards for my birthday gifts from last week, so this one will be going to my MIL for hers.


Stamps: Guide Lines II, Think Big Favorites #1, Polka Dot Basics

Papers: Rich Razzleberry cs & DSP from Brights Stack, Tangerine Tango both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango all from SU

Accessories: Medium Scallop Border Die from PTI, Button from Elzybells, Circle Nestabilities

Challenge #2 was to show your take on pairing up a hot pink, like Raspberry Fizz, with a charcoal grey. I used the sketch from Viva La Verve's July Sketch #4 as well. I LOVE pink and grey together (or pink and black!).


Stamps: background Basics: Sheet Music, Think Big Favorites #3, Around & About Sentiments all from PTI

Papers: Raspberry Fizz from PTI, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray both from SU

Inks: Raspberry Fizz (which is desperately running out!) from PTI, Basic Gray from SU

Accessories: Basic Gray Tafetta Ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch both from SU, Go Kreate Frilly Squares #1, Chipboard Heart from stash

Challenge #3 was to punch a window from your card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card. As soon as I read this challenge I knew I wanted to have my little plane flying through the clouds - what do you think?! I used old CC71 to use Cranberry Crisp (which I subbed with Purely Pomegranate) and Bashful Blue (which I swapped for Spring Rain) for my colours as well.


Stamps: Fly Away from PTI

Papers: Purely Pomegranate (retired) from SU, Spring Rain, Stampers Select White both from PTI

Inks: Whisper White, PUrely Pomegranate (retired) both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Mat Stack #4 Die, Spring Rain Buttons, Clouds Die (used as mask), Fly Away Die all from PTI, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (retired) from SU

Challenge #4 was to use Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening. I initially went to do a masculine card as they are more masculine colours, but then changed my mind and came up with this one! I used SC342 for the sketch as well.


Stamps: Flower Fusion #5 from PTI

Papers: Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, 2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Papers, Stampers Select White all from PTI

Inks: Hawaiian Shores from PTI, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Not Quite Navy both from PTI

Accessories: Flower Fusion #5 Die, Picket Fence Die both from PTI, Brown Dew Drops, Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Crafts Too

And Challenge #5 was to take a solid shape, just like Michelle Wooderson did on her make 'n' take, and create your own custom "faux" border! I used my new fave stamp of the day - Flower Fusion #5 to make a little scalloped border all the way round my background panel. This is the only Flower Fusion set I have and I'm loving using it! I also used TESC143 for the sketch and old CC103 to use Cool Caribbean (which I subbed with Soft Sky), Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant - what a gorgeous combo this one turned out to be.


Stamps: Flower Fusion #5 from PTI

Papers: Elegant Eggplant cs & DSP from Regals Stack, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Soft Sky Ribbon (retired) from SU

And that's all from this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! I've done another post for the other 5 challenges so be sure to check that one out too!


  1. whew! that's a lot of crafting in one day! you did great on all of them - I especially love that last one: the border you created with the flower image is so cute!

  2. So many great cards! My fave is the airplane card. Love what you did with the ribbon and the colors on that one. TFS!